Emily Hutcheson


Advisor: Lynn K. Nyhart

Emily Hutcheson


My broad research interests are in the history of evolutionary biology and environmental history. I studied speciation in cryptic fish species as an undergrad at Yale and am interested in biodiversity conservation. My master’s thesis was on the significance of the Wallace Line—a biogeographical boundary in Indonesia—to the development of both modern evolutionary biology and environmentalism. My dissertation at UW-Madison will examine how late 19th and 20th century evolutionary biologists created scientific knowledge from fieldwork in Southeast Asia, and how the interactions of multilateral actors and ideas continue to influence practices concerning biodiversity conservation.


M.A., History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State Univ., 2014
B.A., Biology, Yale University, 2009


  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology